Went to Casa Mono last night.
The food was delicious and we ordered two very good bottles of wine.
*Fuentespina, Navarra, $40, is one that I recommend.
Here's my thing and I know I'm knitpicking:
I don't like it that NYC restaurants are redefining tapas.
What I had at CM last night was small portions of Spanish entreés, not tapas.
We were 4 people last night and the check was over $80 each.
A tapa is a little bite to eat with your glass of wine or beer.
Sometimes it's even given for free along with your beverage in Spain.
Again, everything was great and I'll probably go back at some point.
But I wouldn't use the words "typical" or "authentic" to describe our dish's preparation.
I know all this has been said before but it bothers me.
That having been said, I offer:
If you're reading this, you're probably a card-carrying foodie.
If that's the case, and you have the means, GET YOURSELF TO SPAIN this summer.
What's happening with food there is not to be missed.